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Bantering Points: 5/26/21

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Detroit Red Wings v New York Rangers Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks suggests that the Blueshirts pursue Colorado Avalanche forward Nazem Kadri in an attempt to bolster their depth down the middle (NY Post)
  • Ted Holmlund reports that the organization conducted the second interview of their head coaching search, sitting down with Rick Tocchet (NY Post)
  • Vincent Mercogliano explains his decision to select Adam Fox as the Norris Trophy winner awarded to the league’s top defenseman (LoHud)
  • Nathaniel Oliver reminisces on the Hall of Fame career of former Ranger Mike Gartner (The Hockey Writers)
  • Rick Carpiniello once again heard from half a dozen former Blue$hirt$ about the $tate of the team’$ rebuild, coaching $earch, and more (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

  • In spite of being set to enter free agency for the first time in a 16 season career, Washington Capitals’ forward Alex Ovechkin is confident that he’ll re-sign with his current team prior to free agency (TSN)
  • Former St. Louis Blues’ forward Wayne Gretzky has resigned from his position in the Edmonton Oilers’ front office to join TNT’s team for hockey coverage set to start next season (Sportsnet)
  • Marisa Ingemi recaps the action from around the league last night (NBC Sports)